Motorola MOTOTRBO Trade-in Promotions For End of Year 2015

Motorola BatwingsMotorola continues to provide end users trade-in incentives to upgrade older analog radios for new MOTOTRBO DMR digital radios. Their updated promotion is effective now until 12/31/2015.

Purchases must be in quantities of 10 per invoice and the trade-in value is based on the radio tier selected. Trade-in discount is available for all MOTOTRBO models including the low cost CP200d and ultra-slim SL300.

Save up to $1,200 on XPR 7000, XPR 3000, and CP200d Models

Trade-in Promo Valid Until 12/31/2015

Motorola SLR 5700 MOTOTRBO Repeater Upgrade Offer VHF or UHF Digital DMR Repeater

Receive a $200 discount if you trade-in your old repeater and purchase the new SLR 5700. The SLR 5700 is built more rugged and is 100% continuous duty for high traffic systems. It is a good time to upgrade your XPR 8300 and out-of-warranty XPR 8400 repeaters. It is the most important component of your system. SLR 5700 Quick Start Guide

$200 Off SLR 5700 until 12/31/15

Contact us for a quote using the form below or call our office at (302) 734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST. We will be happy to help you with your digital communications upgrade.

Motorola Announces Minitor VI Accessory Price Increase

Batteries, Chargers, and Programming Kit Prices Change 10/12/15

Motorola informed us there will be a significant price increase for Minitor VI accessories next month. Now is a good time to purchase a RLN6527 Minitor VI programming kit. There is a $50 price increase on orders placed after 10/9/15.

New MSRP List - Minitor Accessories

Vertex Standard EVX-Link IP Site Connect Gateway Now Shipping

Connect Up to 30 Locations Without Repeaters

Vertex AAL90X001 eVerge EVX-Link DMR IP GatewayVertex Standard introduced a low cost IP gateway to extend DMR digital 2-way radio coverage using your existing LAN or an internet connection. The EVX-Link interfaces with a EVX-5300 or EVX-5400 digital radio.

DMR IP Site Connect Without Repeaters

The connected radio can be programmed as a base or control station for use with aVertex Standard DMR IP Gateway repeater. You can also connect locations that don’t use the same frequency band. A branch office that uses VHF 2-way EVX-531 portables can have radio-to-radio communications with a remote location using UHF EVX-539 radios.

EVX-Link supports most digital features including group call, all call, private call, PTT ID, call alert, emergency calls, remote monitor, and text messaging. Analog communications is not supported through EVX-Link and the connected radio’s microphone and display are not functional.

Improve Mobile Worker Productivity While Increasing Employee Safety

The EVX-Link is an easy way to connect all schools in a district, add remote campus locations, or increase plant interoperability. It provides seamless wireless radio communications across all branch offices using your existing LAN. Mobile workers will now have instant voice communications capability across the county, state, or world.

Vertex EVX-Link Fact Sheet .pdf

Adding EVX-Link to your current digital DMR system is easy. Call us for a quote at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Motorola Minitor VI Fire Pager Rebates Continue Until End of 2015

Save $400 On Orders of 10 or $25 Per Single Pager

Motorola Minitor VI PagerMotorola Solutions extended their Minitor VI rebate promotion until the end of the year. For each Minitor VI purchased, you are eligible to receive a $25 rebate directly from Motorola.

The offer gets better for orders of 10, as the rebate increases to $40 per pager. With Minitor V support ending soon, it is a good time to upgrade. The Minitor VI is available with the intrinsically-safe certification or if your department does not need it you can save by ordering one of the standard models

Motorola Solutions 2015 Minitor VI Rebate Program Details

Minitor VI Rebate Period and Instructions

The Minitor VI has a standard 24 month depot warranty and can be extended to a full 5 years. Stored voice replay is now standard on all models. Custom ring tones can be added by uploading any .wav file using Motorola’s free software and RLN6527 programming cradle.

GSA Price Quotes Now Available for Cradlepoint Routers

Cradlepoint Corporate LogoFederal government agencies, state, local, education, charitable organizations, and other eligible entities can now receive GSA price quotes for Cradlepoint products.

How to Obtain a GSA Cradlepoint Price Quote

Cradlepoint GSA quotes can be obtained by contacting our office during normal business hours. We accept government purchase orders and most major credit cards. Payment terms are Net 30 and delivery is normally about a week.

For a Cradlepoint GSA quote call us at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

3M Peltor Solutions For Communications in High Noise Areas

Hearing Protection For Public-Safety and Industrial 2-Way Radio Users

Communications for High Noise Areas3M Peltor solutions are designed for public-safety and industrial 2-way radio users who need to communicate in high noise areas. If your department has a hearing conservation program, 3M offers UHF 2-way radio headsets or can easily integrate with Motorola, Kenwood, or any 2-way radio using a 3.5mm adapter.

3M Peltor Litecom Series UHF 2-Way Radio Headsets

Litecom series headsets include a low power UHF 2-way radio built-in with an antenna on the ear cup. There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and hardhat mount. No FCC license is required and the range is adequate for most on-site work groups.

Choose LiteCom BRS with Business Frequencies for Less Interference

Litecom BRS 2-way Radio HeadsetLiteCom BRS models include 8 pre-programmed business channels and provide a 25 dB NRR (Noise Reduction Rating). Two AA batteries will allow up to 20 hours of use or an optional rechargeable battery pack is available.

There is a noise-cancelling boom microphone with a push-to-talk switch on the cup or hands-free voice activated VOX is possible.

LiteCom Plus Models Include Electronic Environmental Listening

3M Peltor MT7H7B4610-NA LiteCom Plus series include microphones on each cup that allow users to hear clearly while wearing the headset for improved safety. When a harmful noise is detected the headset instantly blocks it. It works great when working in an inconsistent environment with impulse noises that require 2-way communications. It includes a rechargeable battery pack, 30 business/GMRS channels, and 25 dB NRR.

Litecom Pro II Models Are Programmable and Intrinsically-Safe

Lite-Com Pro II  MT7H7P3E4010-NA-50If working in hazardous atmospheres choose the Litecom Pro II series that are intrinsically-safe (IS) and FM approved. The certification includes Class I, II, III, Division 1, applicable Groups A through G, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C; Intrinsically safe, Class I, Zone 0, AEx ia IIC, T4, -20°C≤Ta≤50°C, hazardous (classified) locations.

The Litecom Pro II is capable of custom programming to almost any UHF FCC licensed frequency with 3M software and a USB dongle.

3M Peltor Headsets With Adapters for Two Way Radios

The MT Tactical Pro series adapt with most radio models using a Nexus push-to-talk adapter. The HT listen-only series are connected using a 3.5 or 2.5mm cable. There are also wireless headsets that eliminate the need for an adapter and will pair with any Bluetooth enabled two-way radio or cell phone.

Military and Law Enforcement Tactical Headsets

COMTAC III ACH and COMTAC IVThe 3M Peltor COMTAC and SWAT-TAC tactical headsets provide environmental listening and integrate to most 2-way radios with a wired NATO adapter. SWAT-TAC models are the same product as COMTAC except they are black in color. COMTAC III ACH ear cups cover the ears and COMTAC IV is a hybrid style that uses earplugs.

There are 3 styles – headband, neckband, and ARC (rail connectors). The headsets can attach to one (single comm) or two (dual comm) portable radios simultaneously for interoperability. COMTAC color choices are O.D. green, coyote brown, foliage green, and black.

Hearing Loss is the Most Prevalent Occupational Health Concern in US

According to OSHA, approximately 30 million workers are occupationally exposed to hazardous noise. 3M is a leader in hearing protection and manufactures high quality products, replacement accessories, and depot repair service. To see all their two-way offerings download the 2015 3M Peltor communications product catalog.

Need a quote or want to discuss your application? Call our office at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST.

Compare Motorola MOTOTRBO Radio Features By Model and Tier

Selecting the right MOTOTRBO DMR portable radio can be confusing with the additional model choices released in the past 18 months. The XPR 6000 platform has been discontinued and now there are five major model choices within 3 feature tiers.

Choose Commercial, Entry, or The Enhanced MOTOTRBO Feature Tier

Motorola DMR Radio Features Chart

MOTOTRBO Commercial Tier for Basic Voice Communication

If all you need is conventional voice communications with or without a repeater, the Commercial tier offers the lowest cost choices. The non-display CP200d uses the same batteries, chargers, and carrying cases as the CP200. A new choice in the Commercial tier is the SL300. It is thinner and has an optional display. MSRP ranges from $482 up to $633 per radio.

MOTOTRBO Entry Tier Includes XPR 3000 Series

The Entry tier XPR 3000 is for users who need a more rugged (IP55) radio that is capable of up to 128 channels. It offers text messaging capability and can be used on a trunking system (Capacity Plus). MSRP ranges from $575 to $675 per radio package.

Full Featured Enhanced Tier Includes Color Displays for Data Integration

The XPR 7000 series is the recommended replacement for the XPR 6350 and XPR 6550. It can be ordered with an intrinsically-safe certification, color display, and Bluetooth data. The IP57 submersible rating makes it the best choice for use outdoors and near the water. At this time the XPR 7580 does not support Smartnet operation so the XPR 6580 will be available for awhile.

The SL 7000 is not much bigger than a smartphone and can fit in your pocket. The color display, short antenna, and Micro-USB charger are features designed for hospitality, security and the service industries. Enhanced tier MSRP prices range from $1,040 up to $1,165.

2015 Vertex Radio Instant School Savings Promotion

Free Vertex Radio Until 9-18-15

Vertex Standard announced a promotion for the education market that includes primary, secondary, College/University, and any other Pre-K institution. The promo starts now through September 18, 2015 and allows an instant school discount on select digital or analog radios.

Buy 6 Digital eVerge EVX-530, 5400 Radios and Get 1 FREE

Buy 6 Digital Radios Get 1 Free

Buy 6 Get 1 Free EVX-531, EVX-534, EVX-539 portables and EVX-5400 mobiles of equal or lesser value per radios sold. All radios must be ordered on a single PO. Mix and  match is allowed between digital model series and band. The free radio will be of equal or lesser value of  the majority of the radios placed on the order.

Buy 9 Analog VX-260, VX-2200 Series Radios and Get 1 FREE

Buy 9 Analog VX-260 Radios Get 1 Free

Buy 9 Get 1 Free VX-261, VX-264 portables and VX-2200 mobiles of equal or lesser value per radios sold. All radios must be ordered on a single PO. Mix and match is allowed between analog model series and band. The free radio will be of equal or lesser value of the majority of the radios placed on the order.

Any school can contact us for a quote with the free radio included. We are authorized to quote WSCA – NASPO contract pricing to State of Delaware school districts and education institutions. Call our Dover service center at 302-734-9250 M-F 8-5pm EST or use the form below.

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support and Cloud Management Bundles Explained

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CradleCare and Enterprise Cloud ManagerCradlepoint now offers two levels of CradleCare services and Enterprise Cloud Manager for support and management of your network.

You can choose original CradleCare support or their new offering CradleCare Basic. Enterprise Cloud Manager (ECM) is still available but now there is an enhanced version called ECM Prime. We will look at the differences in this article so you can choose the best product or bundle promotion.

Enterprise Cloud Manager A Must For Every Cradlepoint RouterCradlepoint ECM for router management

Whether you own only one or a hundred Cradlepoint routers, ECM is worth the low annual fee. The ability to remotely manage your devices and eliminating travel costs will significantly impact your ROI. Standard ECM provides real time configuration, monitoring, alerts, and firmware updates for $32 per router per year.

ECM Prime adds location services, advanced routing and VPN functionality. along with out-of-band management. Introductory promotional pricing is $42 per year until 8/31/15. Starting 9/1 the price will by $60 per year per device. Standard ECM customers can try a free 30 day demo that will make it tough to go back.

Enterprise Cloud Manager Standard and Prime Data Sheet

Cradlepoint CradleCare Support OptionsCradleCare 24x7 and Basic

For those customers who have mission-critical connectivity, CradleCare provides 24x7x365 emergency phone support. Cradlepoint has close relationships with the cellular carriers and will contact them for you if necessary. Also, advance replacements are sent to you next day air if needed. The cost is surprisingly low at $58 per year per modem.

CradleCare Basic was recently introduced for users who need technical support during normal business hours and have their own spare routers. At a cost of only $40 per year it offers Cradlepoint technical resources for difficult wireless connectivity problems.

CradleCare Support Services Data Sheet

Choose the Best CradleCare and ECM Promo Bundle

We recommend the ECM-PRM-CC1YR ECM Prime and CradleCare Bundle offering the best ECM functionality and support. If you don’t need emergency support, the ECM-PRM-CCB1YR is a good choice. All bundles can be purchased for 1, 3, or 5 years.

Vertex Introduces VX-260 Series To Replace VX-231, VX-351/354

New VX-261, VX-264 Offer Many Improvements to Analog Portfolio

VX-261, VX-264 VHF and UHF Analog RadiosFor users that only need low cost analog 2-way radio communications, Vertex Standard now offers the VX-260 series. The radios were designed with improvements to replace the VX-230 and VX-350 platforms that will end production at the end of June.

The radio is 40% louder, has more signalling options, and includes additional safety features. Universal batteries/chargers and the same microphone connector makes it easy to reuse audio accessories. Programming software and cloning cable are the same too.

You won’t be able to clone your frequencies from older non-identical radios or upgrade to digital. As with all Vertex Standard models there is a 3 year depot warranty.

Last Day to Order Vertex VX-231, VX-351, VX-354 is 6/26/15

The chart below identifies the Vertex Standard radio models that will end production. For those who need a VX-231, VX-351, or VX-354 to keep their fleet identical, it is recommended to place your orders prior to 6/26/15.

VX-231 VX-351, VX-354 Models Last order date 6/26/15